How to Hack a Phone: Read Text Messages & More

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Learning how to hack a phone is nowhere near difficult as it should be.  There are lots of reasons why you might need to monitor someone's cell phone.  Perhaps you need to know who they're texting with, who they're talking with, or chatting with on social media?

Don't worry.  Your're not alone. 

In this day and age EVERYONE from little children to grandparents use SMS text messaging for communication.  And while the vast majority of these messages are just us humans being social, there are plenty of times when that isn't the case. 

Sometimes people text when they're not supposed to, such as on the job (or while driving!).  Sometimes it's used by a cheating spouse, girlfriend, or boyfriend.  In fact there are thousands of reasons why you might need to know who and what someone is texting.

So we're going to dive into how to hack someone's text messages without having their phone in your hand.  This tool allows you to view or forward all of their texts to your mobile phone or computer.

More on that later...

Why Remotely Hack Someone's Mobile Phone?

As we mentioned at the beginning of this article there are lot's of reasons why you would want to be able to hack a phone, look at someone's text messages online, or on your phone.  Let's take a look at some of the top uses.  These apply for both an Android phone or iPhone.

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Catching a Cheating Spouse, Girlfriend or Boyfriend Using a Hidden SMS Tool

An unfortunate reality of such easy digital communication is that it can help people cheat on their spouses or significant others.  If you find yourself in the position of needing to know who your husband or wife is texting with and you don't normally have access to their phone, hacking their phone is one solution.

In fact, not only can you see their current conversations including the other person's contact information, you can even see deleted text messages and social media conversations. 

All of this information is stored in your online dashboard for you to access at any time you wish.

Read Your Child's Text Messages Without Them Knowing

One of the most frequent questions we get is how can I monitor my child's text messages and social media apps without them knowing. 

Spying software is a very elegant solution for this.  Not only can you keep tabs on their SMS texts, iMessages, and even read their Facebook Messenger chats, you can also monitor their Snapchat messages, pictures, videos, and even track the phone's location.

Spy on Whatsapp Messages

In addition to all of the location and text monitoring features, these software packages allow you to view chat messages from many of today's most popular social media chat apps. This includes Whatsapp.

Simply login to your control panel and select WhatApp from the list of apps. You'll be able to see sent and received messages as well as view who sent what and who said what.

You'll also have access to any images or videos that are sent using the Whatsapp platform from the target device.

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Monitor Snapchat Images and Videos

Snapchat is another popular social media sharing application. It's great for sharing messages, images and videos. But just like SMS texting apps it can be used abused. Monitoring Snapchat allows you to see exactly what the target device owner sees. All messages, videos, and images are available for you to browse.

All of this is easily accessible from the online dashboard. Here is some more information about how to monitor Snapchat.

Hack a Phone to Track and Monitor It's Location

In addition to monitoring text and social media messages, monitoring software like mSpy allows you to monitor the gps location of the mobile phone.  This too can be accomplished without installing software on the target device. 

This feature is very powerful, allowing you to setup safe zones for your kids, monitor employees that aren't where they're supposed to be, or even keep tabs on your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife if you suspect them of cheating. 

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If you want to learn more about tracking the gps location of cell phones check out this link.

Monitor Browsing History

In addition to keeping tabs on all communication you can also monitor the browsing history of the phone.  This powerful feature allows you to see what your kids are looking at online, or see what your employees are doing when they're supposed to be working.

From your control panel you'll be able to see all the websites that have been visited and when.  ​

Intercept & Read Someones Text Messages

The ability to read someone's text messages without installing software on their phone requires accessing information stored in the cloud.  Typically accessing this information is possible even without physical access to the target device.  The amount of data you can look at is astounding. 

When you hack a phone using this type of software you will be able to intercept text messages from another phone, but you can also see who they've called, their Facebook messages, their Snapchats, the phone's current location, pictures, and a LOT more.  Most of the best spy apps work on a variety of phones including both iPhones and Android devices.

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Retrieve Messages Without Installing Software on Their Phone

People of all ages use text messaging to communicate. If you want to find out what's going on behind your back, this is one of the best methods of getting the information you need.

Cell phone monitoring software allows you to read someone's text messages without installing software on their phone. Through an online dashboard you'll be able to monitor pretty much all communication to and from the target device.  You can see who sent the messages, and at what time. This also includes Apple's iMessage.

More importantly it will archive messages that have been deleted from the target phone. This gives you the assurance that you'll see EVERYTHING.

OK.  To hack someone's phone you'll typically need to get software installed on the phone.  Many people, especially those with something to hide, jealously guard their phones 24/7.  Some spy apps requiring installing software on the target phone, but some can be set up on the phone remotely. HOWEVER there are a few things you WILL need. 

First and foremost if you're spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, child, or whoever has an iPhone or iOS device you will need their iCloud credentials.  Typically this is the email address and password they use for iTunes.  Without this you will need physical access to the target phone.

Secondly, they must have automatic backups enabled.  This is what tells the iPhone to sync all of it's data with the iCloud.  Even if you have their credentials, if this setting isn't turned on, you'll never be able to get updated information.

There a couple of spy apps out there that allow you to hack someone's phone remotely without installing software, but by far our favorite is mSpy.  mSpy offers both a hacking app that utilizes the iCloud backup solution and a package that IS installed on the target phone.

Monitor From Your Phone

A nice feature of this particular software is that it will allow you to hack someone's phone from your phone.  Simply login to your dashboard and you'll be able to view everything from the target phone.  The dashboard is highly intuitive and easy to use.  The dashboard works on any type of smartphone.

Monitor From Your Computer

Sometimes checking things on your phone can be a pain due to the limited amount of screen space.  mSpy also allows you to login to your dashboard remotely using your computer.  It's web based so it will work on both Windows and Mac machines.  The dashboard on your computer offers all of the same functionality as from your phone.

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Remotely Hack an iPhones or iOS Device

How does this software work?  Here's a quick overview.  Most phones nowadays get backed up to the cloud.  This backup includes most of the data from the target phone inlcuding:

  • call logs
  • contacts
  • text messages
  • location data
  • and more...

So to start you'll need to know the iCloud login credentials AND ensure that regular backups are enabled.  This ensures that all data is available for download to YOUR phone or computer when you're ready to view it.

Hacking an Android Phone without Touching It

Since an Android phone does not connect to iCloud there is no way to access these phones without first installing the software on the device.  This means you WILL need physical access to the device. 

To get full access to everything on an Android phone you will most likely need to install software on it.  There are two ways of going about this.  One method is to root the device, however this can be messy and intimidating to less tech savvy individuals.  The other is to use software that doesn't require rooting the Android phone.  You will still be able to access just about everything on the phone.

Can You Hack Someone's Phone With Just Their Number?

While it would certainly be convenient, there is no way to hack someone's phone just by having their phone number.  Monitoring software needs to either reside on the phone or in the case of an iOS device you can secretly download their iCloud backups to see the data from the target phone. 

As far as I know the only people that can get access by just using the phone number is the NSA.   🙂

Can Someone Hack YOUR Phone Without Touching It?

Obviously if you can hack someone's phone then yours is vulnerable as well.  If you share your phone's password with someone they can then download and install a hacking app that would allow them to see nearly everything you do.  Or if you own an iPhone and use the same username and password everywhere someone might be able to download your backups from the iCloud. 

For this reason it's a good idea to keep you usernames and passwords secret except from those you trust the most.  This should keep your information as safe as possible.

The ability to remotely hack someone's phone without physical access to it is a powerful tool that allows you to keep tabs on your employees, kids, or whoever.  

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About the Author Jason Thompson

Jason is a work from home dad who has a passion for DIY projects, yard work, and SEC Football. His background is IT, but he's always fancied himself as a part-time ship welder, landscaper, and short order cook. During the week he can be found on his laptop 10 hours-a-day, but on the weekends he escapes to the local DIY Cave to play with REAL toys.  You can also find him on Facebook, Twitter, and can contact him via email.

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